Economic appraisal in health: some conceptual and methodological issues

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/244358
Title:
Economic appraisal in health: some conceptual and methodological issues
Authors:
Durkan, Joe
Affiliation:
University College Dublin. Graduate School of Business. Centre for Health Economics
Publisher:
University College Dublin. Graduate School of Business
Issue Date:
1994
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/244358
Item Type:
Working Paper
Language:
en
Description:
The objectives of this paper are: i) to indicate the issues that are involved in the economic analysis of health care; ii) to suggest appropriate methodologies for the evaluation of health care expenditure in the light of i) . The structure of the paper is as follows. In Section I the concept of the Demand for Health is introduced formally. This is then developed to derive the demand for health care within a framework of uncertainty, the existence of an agency relationship between suppliers of health care and consumers of health services and the emergence of the state as either the main agent or a very significant agent in the supply of health care. In Section 11 the choices confronting the State in the provision of health care are examined within the framework of cost-benefit, cost minimisation, cost effectiveness or cost utility analysis. The paper draws heavily on existing published work as given in the references and is not meant to be original but highlights the issues involved in the economics of health
Keywords:
HEALTH; ECONOMICS
Series/Report no.:
Discussion paper no 1; Working Paper HE No 94-1

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDurkan, Joeen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-17T15:18:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-17T15:18:59Z-
dc.date.issued1994-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/244358-
dc.descriptionThe objectives of this paper are: i) to indicate the issues that are involved in the economic analysis of health care; ii) to suggest appropriate methodologies for the evaluation of health care expenditure in the light of i) . The structure of the paper is as follows. In Section I the concept of the Demand for Health is introduced formally. This is then developed to derive the demand for health care within a framework of uncertainty, the existence of an agency relationship between suppliers of health care and consumers of health services and the emergence of the state as either the main agent or a very significant agent in the supply of health care. In Section 11 the choices confronting the State in the provision of health care are examined within the framework of cost-benefit, cost minimisation, cost effectiveness or cost utility analysis. The paper draws heavily on existing published work as given in the references and is not meant to be original but highlights the issues involved in the economics of healthen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity College Dublin. Graduate School of Businessen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper no 1en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Paper HE No 94-1en_GB
dc.subjectHEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectECONOMICSen_GB
dc.titleEconomic appraisal in health: some conceptual and methodological issuesen_GB
dc.typeWorking Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity College Dublin. Graduate School of Business. Centre for Health Economicsen_GB
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